March, 2014

  1. NOHA Membership Signup Announcement

    March 20, 2014 by NOHA


    NOHA Membership Renewals for 2014:

    While we explore electronic payment options, we ask that you please send checks for new memberships or renewals. A one-year membership is $20 and a two-year membership is currently $35. A Membership Application Form is attached to this post so that you can update your contact information if needed. Please consider printing several copies and passing them on to friends and colleagues who may be interested.

    Visit our Membership Page for more information.

  2. Northwest Oral History Association Showcase: Thursday, April 3, 2014

    March 17, 2014 by NOHA

    Northwest Oral History Association Showcase: Thursday, April 3, 2014

    Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay 8:45 AM to 4 PM


    Lunch “On your Own” (11:30 pm – 1:00 pm)

    Registration Fee: $55 for Non Members (Includes 1-year NOHA Membership)

    Admission is Free to NOHA Members (Membership will be verified at the door.)

    All attendees will receive a $5 lunch benefit. **


    The Northwest Oral History Association Showcase is a full day of presentations by accomplished oral historians, using their projects as a framework to share tips and techniques.  The Showcase will feature the following historians:


    • Linda Tamura, Ed.D, Professor Emeritus Willamette University: Linda will use her book, Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence: Coming Home to Hood River, to discuss how to ethically approach and encourage narratives on sensitive topics.


    • Travis Williams, NOHA Secretary, Photographer & Oral Historian: Travis will use his years of photography experience to explain lighting basics, effective uses of personal photography and archival images, including a backup plan with cellphone video.


    • Sharon Boswell, MA, Senior Historian from Seattle, WA: Sharon will share her considerable oral history experience to demonstrate how to effectively of use oral history interviews in historic preservation.


    • Lorraine McConaghy, Seattle Museum of History & Industry: Lorraine will describe her experience in the world of oral history, including her work with reader’s theaters and other projects.


    Human Subjects & Informed Consent Panel


    • Katy Liljeholm, Executive Director of Well Arts Institute: Katy will share her work that uses the biographies and life experience of vulnerable individuals to produce theater from oral history.


    • John McLain, Director of Grants and Human Subjects Research, Evergreen State College, Olympia Washington: John will explain his work with informed consent, and other aspects of reviewing oral history and other projects for clearance at the higher education level.


    The NOHA Showcase offers a window into current work in the oral history community that will be of interest to beginners and currently active historians. If you have special needs, please email requests to: .


    **Lunch is “on your own”. There is a restaurant in the hotel, which would ensure a timely return. With this in mind, NOHA is offering a $5 lunch benefit for NOHA Showcase attendees. See online menu here: